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Olympic gold medalist Sam Quek MBE on Gateway

18th October 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

About 31% of adults say that travelling to new and exciting destinations is one of their top priorities for the next five years and 71% would like to reduce their carbon footprint when travelling according to new research by Shell.

The Great Travel Hack is a new online series that sees Sam Quek, alongside Diversity’s Jordon Banjo, flying the British flag and compete against a Dutch team travelling from London to Istanbul overcoming a series of challenges in the name of keeping their emissions to a bare minimum. The winners are those who can get to their destination, not in the fastest time, but in the cleanest way possible.

Nearly 30% of the world’s total energy use comes from transport and about 67% of young people (18-24) believe that reducing their carbon footprint when travelling is important. Half (50%) have felt more social pressure in the last year to travel more responsibly and 51% would like to learn about how to do so.

Aston spoke to Sam Quek MBE, Olympic gold medalist as part of the team GB women’s hockey team at the 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro and 2016 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here semi finalist to discuss the research and they also spoke about the great travel hack, which you can watch on YouTube.